Hubert Lyle Evensen

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  • Name: Hubert Lyle Evensen
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 13, 1922
  • Date of Death: April 25, 1998 (75 years old)
  • Parents: Peter Evensen and Florence (Lessard) Evensen
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Hubert served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    On October 16, 1943, Hubert married Ethel Nelson.

    He was a lifelong resident of Bigfork, Minnesota.

    From 1939 to 1942, he co-operated the Evensen Brothers Bakery.

    After the service, he held a variety of jobs. In 1949, he went to work for the North Itasca Electric Co-op in Bigfork, Minnesota. He became line superintendent in 1952 and worked up to general manager of the Co-op in 1956. He organized EZTV bringing quality television reception to the area in 1962. The Evensen sub-station of Alvwood was dedicated to him after his retirement in 1985.

    Hubert attended the Bigfork First Presbyterian Church in Bigfork, Minnesota, was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Duluth, Chippewa Lodge No. 275 A.F&A.M. of Deer River, Minnesota and AAD Temple Shrine. He was a member of the Hibbing Lodge of Perfection and a past member of the American Legion Post of Effie, Minnesota.

    Hubert is survived by his wife, Ethel, three daughters, Sandy Randall, Pam McKenzie, and Vicki Hagen; a sister, Clarice Gustafson; two brothers, Wayne and Tom; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

    Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Wendell.

    Hubert died at Northern Itasca Health Care Center in Bigfork, Minnesota of cancer. Burial is in Bigfork Cemetery at Bigfork, Minnesota.

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